A fault tolerant single sided matrix converter for flight control actuation systems

Xiao Yan Huang, Mao Jing Jin, Jian Cheng Zhang, Qin Fen Lu, You Tong Fang, Andrew Goodman, Chris Gerada

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Abstract

We describe a single sided matrix converter (SSMC) designed for safety critical applications like flight control actuation systems. Dynamic simulations of multi-phase SSMC using Matlab Simulink are carried out to evaluate the fault tolerance capabilities. Investigation into different numbers of phases and power converter topologies under single phase open circuit, single switch open circuit, and single switch short circuit has been executed. The simulation results confirm 5-phase SSMC design as a compromise between fault tolerance and converter size/volume. A 5-phase SSMC prototype was built. Experimental results verify the effectiveness of our design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-874
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Zhejiang University: Science C
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fault tolerance
  • Flight control actuation systems
  • Single sided matrix converter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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